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2010 Emmy Surprise Winners 2010-08-30 11:21:26

What Was the Biggest Emmy Surprise?

Last night I sat in the Emmy press room as each honoree spoke with excitement and genuine surprise about his or her win (check out the full list here), but several of the winners threw me for a loop. Julianna Margulies seemed like a shoo-in for outstanding dramatic actress until The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick was called. But then Margulies's Good Wife costar Archie Panjabi canceled out both Mad Men ladies Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss in the supporting actress category. Plus, no honors for Lost? With the show finishing in its final season, I assumed voters would throw it a bone.

I'll be the first to admit that my Emmy predictions weren't exactly spot-on, but many of you seemed taken aback by the winners as well. So tell me, which shocked you most?

Don't forget to check out the rest of my Emmy coverage, including video highlights!

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Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
I love Lost as much as the next person, but I've watched every one of those drama series nominated and it didn’t really compare to the incredible seasons that Dexter, Breaking Bad and Mad Men had this year. The Emmys are notoriously snobbish, keep that in mind too.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
AGREED, I'm still not over the Lost snubs at all :( Wah wah wah, I'm throwing my pity party over here as we speak. I'm happy about Modern Fam though--I like Glee, I feel like it got a little recognition last night with Jane Lynch and too much too soon (as has already happened with the show) is kind of giving it a BIG head.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 7 years
LOST getting snubbed. That was heartbreaking. As much as I like Glee, I'm glad that Modern Family took home the statue for best comedy.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I agree with DeMarco...I was totally shocked when it came to Lead Male in a comedy.
stephley stephley 7 years
I've watched Modern Family twice and I don't get the appeal at all. All stereotypes, lots of tacky behavior and fake "oh but we all love each other" endings.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
I think its pretty clear who's in charge of this industry now :(
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I've seen that Big Bang Theory show a couple times, and it was so awful! So sitcom-y, feels like an early 90s show. I'm kind of shocked it was recognized.
CiaoBella01 CiaoBella01 7 years
i thought Lost should've won the writing category or cinematography (the one where damon and carl was talking about the statue - that category!). the idea behind lost is so brillant that i'm shocked it didn't win anything! I was also a little shocked that NPH won for his guest appearance on Glee and not for HIMYM! It should've been the other way around!
demarco11 demarco11 7 years
The Big Bang Guy winning best actor in comedy... WTF? Against Alec Baldwin, Larry *f-ing* David and Steve Carrel, that guy wins?
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